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BAHRAIN, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


At the UN General Assembly in October 1998, the Bahrain representative stated that Bahrain supported a landmine ban and endorsed the Ottawa Convention.[1] Nevertheless, Bahrain has not signed the treaty. It showed little interest in the Ottawa Process; it did not attend the treaty preparatory meetings, or the treaty negotiations, even as an observer. It did not endorse the pro-treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997. Yet, it did vote in favor of the 1996 UN General Assembly resolution supporting negotiations of a total ban on antipersonnel mines as soon as possible and the 1997 UNGA resolution inviting all states to sign the Mine Ban Treaty.

Bahrain is not a party to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).

Bahrain is not believed to be mine-affected. It is known to have produced or exported landmines. There is no information on whether it has a stockpile of antipersonnel mines..

Bahrain has not contributed any funds to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance, or other mine action programs.


[1]UN General Assembly First Committee, Press Release GA/DIS/3116, 20 October 1998.